November 14th, 2012
07:45 PM ET

Petraeus to testify on Benghazi in front of House panel this week

Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify Friday before the House Intelligence Committee about the September attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, the committee announced Wednesday.

Petraeus had been scheduled to testify before Congress this week, but his testimony was in question after he resigned last week as CIA director over an extramarital affair.


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Sources: Broadwell's security clearance suspended
Paula Broadwell's affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation.
November 14th, 2012
05:25 PM ET

Sources: Broadwell's security clearance suspended

Paula Broadwell, whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, has had her government security clearance suspended pending the outcome of ongoing investigations, two U.S. officials with direct knowledge told CNN's Barbara Starr.

A U.S. official previously said that Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer, did have some kind of security clearance.

Petraeus resigned from his CIA director post last week after an FBI investigation revealed he had an extramarital affair, an investigation that also prompted questions about whether his paramour, Broadwell, had inappropriate access to classified information.

Investigators have found classified information on a computer belonging to Broadwell, a law enforcement source told CNN national security contributor Fran Townsend. It was not clear if this was a computer seized at her home Monday night or one she had previously given to authorities when she cooperated back in September.

Earlier, John Nagl, a retired military officer who worked for Petraeus for years, said that Petraeus insists he never shared classified information with Broadwell. He spoke to him via e-mail on Monday and was authorized by Petraeus to talk.

Check out this story for more details on the investigation.

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Military will head into area where police slaughtered
An injured Kenyan policeman recounts the attack that occurred in Baragoi, Kenya, on Saturday.
November 14th, 2012
11:06 AM ET

Military will head into area where police slaughtered

Police were ambushed and dozens were slaughtered.  Now the military is being sent in.

Kenya's National Security Council, chaired by President Mwai Kibaki, said today that soldiers will join a police-led operation in the Samburu region.  But it will take some time to have "actual boots on the ground," said Col. Cyrus Oguna, spokesman for the Kenya Defense Forces.

Over the weekend, 38 officers were killed by heavily armed cattle rustlers, according to injured police reservists who were on the scene.  Local media reports put the number killed at between 37 and 42.  Many others were injured.

The police were part of an operation to recover cattle belonging to the Samburu tribe that had been stolen by the Turkana tribe, officials said. A large group of Turkana fired on police in a valley.

The Turkana and Samburu have been staging raids to steal each other's livestock for many years.

Head of Hamas military wing killed
Hamas military wing leader Ahmed Ja'abari is seen on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing into Gaza on October 18, 2011.
November 14th, 2012
09:43 AM ET

Head of Hamas military wing killed

Ahmed al-Ja'abari, head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced.

A spokesman for the Hamas-run government in Gaza confirmed that al-Ja'abari was killed in an Israeli strike.  "Israel is announcing the war in Gaza and Israel will carry the responsibility for killing Ahmed Jabri," Tahar Eanono said in a written message.

Militants in Gaza have been firing dozens of rockets into southern Israel, and Israel has struck back.

The Israeli military tweeted earlier today:


See our full coverage of today's events here.

Pelosi looks to keep leadership post
November 14th, 2012
09:27 AM ET

Pelosi looks to keep leadership post

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is asking Democrats to keep her in the position for the next session of Congress beginning in January, Democratic sources told CNN today.

Follow the CNN Political Ticker for more on this story.

November 14th, 2012
06:50 AM ET

Helicopter crash kills 10 in Iran

An Iranian air force helicopter crashed Wednesday, killing all 10 people on board, according to the semiofficial Fars News Agency.

"The helicopter was carrying five people who had been injured earlier in a road accident, as well as four crew members and one medic," a medical official was quoted as saying.

The five passengers worked for the Ministry of Education, another official said.

The crash took place near a hospital in the holy city of Mashad.

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November 14th, 2012
02:04 AM ET

Toyota recalls more than 2.7 million cars

Toyota says it is recalling a total of 2.77 million cars worldwide and that figure includes 670,000 Prius vehicles in the United States.

Some of the recalls in the U.S. involve safety issues dealing with steering, Toyota officials said.

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November 14th, 2012
01:24 AM ET

14 killed in Iraq attacks

[updated 2:25 a.m. E.T.] The death toll from a series of attacks in Iraq rose to 14 today, officials said. Car bombings in Kirkuk left nine dead and 31 wounded, police said. Another car bombing in Hilla left four dead and  nine wounded.  These attacks come after the report of a car bomb in Baghdad that left one dead and seven wounded.

[1:24 a.m. E.T.] A car bomb exploded near two hotels in central Baghdad on Wednesday leaving one person dead, police in Baghdad said.
Also seven others were wounded in the attack near the Ishtar and Palestine hotels.
Over the past years , both hotels were damaged in a number of attacks.
Last attack was in January 2010 , when both hotels were rocked by a massive explosion that caused to close them down.
Ishtar and Palestine were renovated in 2011 along with four other biggest hotels in Baghdad in preparation campaign for the Arab Summit in March 2012.




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